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shell foundation

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Foundation is a liquid makeup that is used to create a smooth, even appearance on the face. It can be used as an all-over face makeup or as a foundation for specific areas of the face such as the nose, cheeks, and lips. Here are some great options for shell foundations.

La MerThe Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 1999887

Color: 110 Shell - Very Light Skin with Cool Undertone

390 Reviews


However, I’m pleasantly surprised and IN LOVE!!! The shade ‘Shell’ 11 is my perfect shade match, this literally disappears into my skin and looks like ‘me’ and not a mask of foundation. ...I’ve added a photos of La Mer vs my other foundations, Pat McGrath and Lancôme 1. La Mer in 110 “Shell” 2.

What it is: A weightless, natural looking foundation with buildable coverage for luxurious, long wear.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, coal tar, hydroquinone, and triclosan.

What Else You Need to Know: This silky, lightweight formula helps maintain balance and provides buildable coverage. It leaves skin is visibly plumped with hydration.

TOM FORDTraceless Foundation Stick

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 g·ITEM: 2293017

Color: 7.5 Shell Beige - medium-dark, neutral olive undertone

306 Reviews


New favorite foundation...This just might be my new favorite foundation. I’ve never been one for stick foundations but this one is honestly the best, it powders very well thru the day and it lasted all day. ...This foundation is absolutely amazing!!!! I have used several other high end foundations.

What it is: A unique cream foundation that creates a flawless, smooth finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Stick

Skin Type: Normal and Dry

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and silicone. This product is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This portable stick achieves versatility in application for sheer, medium, or full coverage that’s always beautifully natural and undetectable. When used as a concealer, it swiftly diminishes the look of imperfections, leaving a soft-matte finish.

CLINIQUEBeyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2166833

Color: CN 0.5 Shell - fairest shade; with a cool neutral undertone

2.6K Reviews


Everyday Foundation...I wouldn't say its a life changing foundation but it is a good go to everyday foundation for school or work so that if you use it up quickly you don't have to shell out a lot of money for another. ...Could improve but overall great foundation...This is a great fair skin friendly foundation considering the 0.5 shell color does not oxidize throughout the day.

What it is: A 24-hour wear, oil-free foundation and concealer in one that is lightweight and moisturizing—offering full-coverage without clogging pores.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Cream

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Trehalose
- Lechitin
- Sodium Hyaluronate

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: Clinique’s Beyond Perfecting Liquid Foundation has a natural matte finish with full coverage.

MILK MAKEUPFlex Foundation Stick

ITEM: 2241990

Color: Shell - fair with golden undertones

1.1K Reviews


I’ll never use another foundation again....I used snow for my main foundation and shell for my countouring. The formula is incredible. foundation ever!...this foundation is part of my daily makeup routine. I have two shades, snow and shell.

What it is: A medium coverage, natural finish foundation that covers, calms, and flexes without creasing or caking.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Stick

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Marshmallow Root Extract: Allows the formula to move with your face and never crease or cake.
- Blue Lotus: Moisturizes.
- Chamomile and Lavender: Help calm and soothe skin.

Estée LauderDouble Wear Stay-in-Place Matte Refillable Powder Foundation

Size: .42 oz / 12 g·ITEM: 2545101

Color: 4N1 Shell Beige - medium tan with neutral undertones

73 Reviews


If I use 1C0 shell, the cool bone helps tone it from being too light. ...AMAZING!! This powder foundation is PERFECTION!! I wear 4N1 Shell Beige all over, and I use 2N1 Desert Beige to highlight.

What it is: A multi-use, refillable powder foundation with flawless custom coverage, up to 12-hour wear, and a matte finish.

Coverage: Full


Pressed Powder

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation reduces the look of pores, stays color true, is waterproof, and is sweat- and humidity-resistant.

Cool (C) undertones: For bare skin that has a rosy tone and burns easily.
Neutral (N) undertones: For bare skin that is more even toned, not too pink or golden.
Warm (W) undertones: For bare skin that has a golden or olive tone and tans easily.

Jouer CosmeticsEssential High Coverage Crème Foundation

Size: 0.68 oz/ 20 mL·ITEM: 2125060

Color: Shell - light skin with very pink undertones

361 Reviews


Among Top Three Foundations...Love this foundation! I switch between this and the Huda foundation! ...A Favorite full coverage foundation....Great full coverage foundation. I have dry skin and prefer full coverage foundations.

✔ Full

Skin type:
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

✔ Matte

What it is:
A lightweight, long-wearing foundation with supreme coverage and an impeccable airbrushed, matte finish.

Highlighted ingredients:
- Chamomile Extract: Helps to calm sensitive skin through hydration.
- Cucumber Extract: Softens and hydrates the skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Works by binding and holding onto moisture to naturally plump the appearance of skin through hydration.
- Tripeptide Complex: Promotes healthy, more youthful-looking skin.

HourglassVanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

Size: 0.25 oz/ 7 g·ITEM: 1827252

Color: 5 Shell - light, neutral undertones

6.5K Reviews


Received a sample in my Sephora Play, in what turns out to be my perfect shade, Shell. I have dry sometimes patchy skin and I have tried Alot of foundations over the yrs. ...HIGHLY RECOMMEND! SUPER FLAWLESS FOUNDATION!!!...This left my face SO FLAWLESS, easy to blend and Shell was my PERFECT shade!

What it is: A weightless, waterproof foundation with long-wearing, concentrated coverage in a custom, triangular component for fast and easy full coverage on-the-go.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Stick

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, and triclosan, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

Estée LauderDouble Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 1465343

Color: 4N1 Shell Beige - medium tan with neutral undertones

7.1K Reviews


Now, the EL Double Wear in 1C0 Shell is the closest match I've ever found, and I recently purchased some white foundation to mix it with, so I should soon have the perfect shade (the undertones are fabulous). foundation I've used so far!!!!...I got matched to 4N1 shell beige and it is a perfect match! I have combination to oily skin and this foundation lasted me practically all day even in almost 80 degree weather.

What it is: A 24-hour liquid foundation with a flawless, natural, matte finish that unifies uneven skin tone and covers imperfections with buildable coverage.
Coverage: Full
Finish: Matte
Formulation: Liquid
Skin Type: Combination and Oily
Ingredient Callouts: Free of fragrance.
What Else You Need to Know: Double Wear is available in over 55 shades—including cool, neutral, and warm undertones—to suit all skin tones. It’s makeup that keeps up with your busy life. Oil-free and oil-controlling, Double Wear lasts in hot and humid weather, and feels lightweight and comfortable.

Laura MercierFlawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2181527

Color: 1C1 Shell - fair with cool undertones

1.4K Reviews


I would describe it as more natural than radiant. However, the shade Shell was waaay too orange upon application and it oxidized. ...I was using the shade Shell, and got a pretty flawless finish. I work ten hours days and this foundation lasted through all of it- even with my oily skin.

What it is: A luminous liquid foundation with up to 15 hours of hydration and weightless, medium-to-full coverage, for a perfectly-glowing finish in any light.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Radiant

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Super Crystal Clear Pearl: Features a super-fine texture with a flawless, flat surface for a light-reflecting effect, without a chalky look.
- Silver Ear Mushroom Extract: Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Vitamin C: Helps reveal brighter, clearer, more even toned skin over time so that even without makeup, skin is radiant.

TOM FORDTraceless Soft Matte Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 ml·ITEM: 2367175

Color: 7.5 Shell Beige - medium-dark, neutral olive undertone

1.2K Reviews


Gorgeous foundation, shade is straight up grey...I LOVE this foundation, but this shade is straight up grey. I normally wear 7.5 Shell Beige in the stick foundation and also the shade & Illuminate, and for some reason this really pulls grey. ...If I’m spending that much on a foundation it better be perfect and this wasn’t. Better foundations for $50 less out there.

What it is: A long-wear foundation infused with hyaluronic acid and light-diffusing microspheres for a blurring effect and a skin-like matte finish—in 40 shades.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and supports skin’s natural moisture barrier.
- Active Blend (Antioxidants, Vitamins C and E, and Caffeine): Treat your complexion to all-day, ultra-comfortable wear.
- Soft-Focus Microsphere Powders: Diffuse and blur light.

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